San Antonio, Texas, January 12, 2015: Housing & Community Services, Inc. (HCS) announces the reopening and dedication of the newly renovated Community Center at Country Club Village Apartments, a Senior Community located at 3500 Magic Drive, San Antonio, Texas. An official ribbon- cutting ceremony be held Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The total renovation and expansion of the center for the 82 unit affordable housing senior community was made possible by an Urban Lift Grant of $229,300 through NeighborWorks America funded by Wells Fargo Bank and HCS. Total cost for the project was $366,000.
Anticipated attendees for the event include Chris Medina, City Councilman for District 7, Leslie Houston, Senior Vice President and Office Manager (of Community Lending and Investment at Wells Fargo), various officials from the City of San Antonio Department of Planning and Community Development, as well as numerous HCS staff members. A reception will follow the dedication ceremony.
The Community Center will be dedicated in memory of Anthony Nanes, former Resident Director, honoring his years of volunteer service to the Country Club Village community and the nonprofit. The expansion of the center will allow for more enhanced community and health education programs and services for senior citizens living at the community as well as seniors from the surrounding community/neighborhood. A resident services manager will provide on-site support for assistance with community resources and local agencies.
HCS Executive Director, Gil Piette, stated, “We are extremely excited to partner with Wells Fargo and Neighborworks America to enhance the lives of our senior community members.” The Community Center at Country Club Village is just one of many similar facilities, of which several are designated as Department of HUD Neighborhood Networks Centers.
HCS is a nonprofit community-based housing organization, which since 1993 has rehabilitated, preserved and managed multifamily affordable housing and provided support services for its residents. The agency has 37 properties throughout several cities in Texas and has effectively combined acquisition, rehabilitation and management of its properties with supportive services to promote economic and social stability for residents.